The Classic Slave Narratives

Author: Henry Louis Gates (Jr.)
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9780451528247
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One of the foremost experts in African-American studies presents four slave narratives in which former slaves describe their experiences in captivity and portray the harsh conditions faced by the slaves in everyday life. Reissue.

The Classic Slave Narratives

Author: Henry Louis Gates
Editor: Signet Classic
ISBN: 9780451532138
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Presents four narratives in which former slaves describe their experiences in captivity and portray the harsh conditions they faced in everyday life.

I Was Born A Slave

Author: Yuval Taylor
Editor: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1556523327
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Gathers twenty of the most significant slave narratives published since the Civil War

Classic Slave Narratives Biblical History Of Blacks

Author: REV D D J J Jackson
Editor: Independently Published
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Masterful Genius Work 2 Books in One! From James Morris Webb, A.M. - "I have many objects in presenting this book to the public. First: I love my race regardless of the prejudice against her, the unenviable position she holds, and the things she is falsely said to be guilty of. I demonstrate my love for her by launching this book before the public as somewhat of a defense against the prejudice of ancient, as well as modern historical writers and lecturers, who have misrepresented her, and took from her the good deeds and honors that are justly due her." From Rev. J.J. Jackson, D.D. - "It is very essential that every race should possess a correct knowledge of its own past history. The masses of the American negro have been deprived of the opportunity of obtaining an adequate knowledge of the past history of the black man. The average historian has not considered the ancient history of the black man of sufficient importance to claim his attention. Even Mr. Myers would have the students of his general history believe that the black man has always been a hewer of wood and a drawer of water. A large majority of the men of letters of our own people who are very proficient in ancient, medieval, modern history of Greece and Rome, and even China, Japan and other European and Asiatic countries, know very little of the history of their own people." The Black Man: The Father of Civilization was written by James Morris Webb, A.M. and Published in 1919. History of the Black Man was written by Rev. J.J. Jackson, D.D. and Published in 1921. Buy Your Copy Today!

Rethinking The Slave Narrative

Author: Charles J. Heglar
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313318757
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The African American slave narrative is popularly viewed as the story of a lone male's flight from slavery to freedom, best exemplified by the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (1845). But in stressing Douglass's narrative as a model for the genre, scholars have ignored the formal and thematic importance of marriage and family in the slave narrative. This book examines the central role of marriage in The Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave (1849) and Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery (1860). In doing so, the volume points to the influence of those narratives on the later fiction of Douglass, William Wells Brown, and Martin Delany, and invites a reexamination of current assumptions about slave narratives.

Child Soldier Memoirs And The Classic Slave Narrative Tracing The Origins

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ABSTRACT: Despite the centuries that divide them, there are striking parallels between the contemporary child soldier narrative and the antebellum Anglo-American slave narrative. Both are authored by writer-activists, often with the assistance of a (white) ghostwriter or editor. Both propagate a particular political/human rights agenda: to end slavery or the use of child soldiers. Both favour redemptive endings and often find themselves caught up in controversies over their veracity. This literary genealogy lends some legitimacy to the child soldier narrative as a genre, despite its very recent development. Slave narratives were initially dismissed and denigrated for not being real literature, but eventually became accepted as worthy of scholarly attention. In this article, I compare child soldier memoirs by Ishmael Beah, Emmanuel Jal, Senait Mehari, China Keitetsi and Grace Akallo to the four slave narratives deemed 'classic' by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: those of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Mary Prince, and Olaudah Equiano.

Voices Of Freedom

Author: Solomon Northup
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504048350
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Four of the most important and enduring American slave narratives together in one volume. Until slavery was abolished in 1865, millions of men, women, and children toiled under a system that stripped them of their freedom and their humanity. Much has been written about this shameful era of American history, but few books speak with as much power as the narratives written by those who experienced slavery firsthand. The basis for the film of the same name, Twelve Years a Slave is Solomon Northup’s heartrending chronicle of injustice and brutality. Northup was born and raised a freeman in New York State—until he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South. Before returning to his family and freedom, he suffered smallpox, the overseer’s lash, and an attempted lynching. Perhaps the most famous of all slave chronicles, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass immediately struck a chord with readers when it was first released in 1855. After escaping to freedom, Douglass became a well-known orator and abolitionist, drawing on his own experiences to condemn the evils of slavery. One of the few female slave narratives, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl was originally published under a pseudonym by Harriet Jacobs. After she escaped to freedom in North Carolina, where she became an abolitionist, Jacobs described the particular suffering of female slaves, including sexual harassment and abuse. Published in 1850, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth is Truth’s landmark memoir of her life as a slave in upstate New York and her transformation into a pioneer for racial equality and women’s rights. These narratives serve as a timeless testament to the strength and bravery, and as a voice to the millions of people enslaved in this dark period of American history. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Classic Slave Narratives African American Literature

Author: W. E. B. W.E.B. DuBois
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Masterful | Genius Work | 2 Books in One! From Booker T. Washington - "I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed." From W.E.B. DuBois - "Herein lies the tragedy of the age: not that men are poor, -- all men know something of poverty; not that men are wicked, -- who is good? not that men are ignorant, -- what is Truth? Nay, but that men know so little of men." Up From Slavery was written by Booker T. Washington and Published in 1901. The Souls of Black Folk was written by W.E.B. DuBois and Published in 1903. Buy Your Copy Today!

Classic Slave Narratives 2

Author: Bertrand E. Brown
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Classic Slave Narratives Jewish History Of Blacks

Author: A M Arthur T Abernethy, PhD
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Masterful - Genius Work - 3 Books In One! From W.L. Hunter, M.D. Because it is generally taught that the Hamitic race has never done anything worthy of note in the world, and because it is also generally taught, even in our schools, that these people never were anybody-for these reasons, given above, the author has written and sent forth this book. The book has been revised and enlarged. It contains much new matter that is not found in the old book. Aside from proving that Jesus Christ had negro blood in his veins, it also shows that David and Solomon both married black women. It is also proven that Solomon's temple was built by a negro, and that a negro was the founder of freemasonry; and that the first righteous priest that is recorded upon earth was a black man. The American religion is reviewed in the light of the Scriptures, and the amount lost to the negro laborer through unjust deal. From Arthur T. Abernethy - THIS WORK must not be misinterpreted into an attack upon the Hebrew race. That its undeviating title may presuppose such a condition, the Author feels certain; that the Author intends to reflect the slightest personal or historical discredit upon this peculiar people he emphatically denies. It is the duty of history to chronicle events and incidents connecting with individuals or nationalities which create events - without the slightest suggestion of favor, fear or suspicion. Cicero, the Roman, said: "It is the first and fundamental law of history that it should neither dare to say anything that is false, nor fear to say anything that is true, nor give any just suspicion of favor or disaffection. "What is written here is based on the Author's unprejudiced researches among historians who have both favored and criticised the Jews as a race, and their principal historical characters as individuals. About Rev. R.A. Morrisey - Richard A. Morrisey was born near the town of Clinton, N. C., August 20, 1865. He graduated at Livingston College, Salisbury, N. C., as valedictorian of his class in 1892, and in 1904- 1907 attended lectures in Theology at Temple College, Philadelphia, Pa. He entered the ministry at the age of twenty-one (A. M. E. Zion Church); served as pastor of churches in North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Pennsylvania, his labors being abundantly blessed. In 1908 he was elected Corresponding Secretary of Missions, a position which he filled for four years. Later he accepted a call to the First Baptist Church, Plymouth, N. C. Jesus Christ Had Negro Blood in His Veins was written by W.L. Hunter, M.D. and Published in 1904. The Jew A Negro was written by Arthur T Abernethy and Published in 1910. Bible History of the Negro was written by Reverend Richard Alburtus Morrisey and Published in 1915. Buy Your Copy Today!

5 Classic African American Slave Narratives Combo

Author: Frederick Douglas
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511690386
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5 Classic African American Slave Narratives Combo Twelve Years a Slave, Narrative of the Life of an American Slave, My Bondage and freedom, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Interesting Narrative of the Life

Witnessing Slavery

Author: Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Womens Studies Frances Smith Foster
Editor: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299142148
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**** New edition of the Greenwood Press original of 1979 (which is cited in BCL3), with a new introduction, chapter, and a supplementary bibliography. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Painting Harlem Modern

Author: Patricia Hills
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Jacob Lawrence was one of the best-known African American artists of the twentieth century. In Painting Harlem Modern, Patricia Hills renders a vivid assessment of Lawrence's long and productive career. She argues that his complex, cubist-based paintings developed out of a vital connection with a modern Harlem that was filled with artists, writers, musicians, and social activists. She also uniquely positions Lawrence alongside such important African American writers as Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison. Drawing from a wide range of archival materials and interviews with artists, Hills interprets Lawrence's art as distilled from a life of struggle and perseverance. She brings insightful analysis to his work, beginning with the 1930s street scenes that provided Harlem with its pictorial image, and follows each decade of Lawrence's work, with accounts that include his impressions of Southern Jim Crow segregation and a groundbreaking discussion of Lawrence's symbolic use of masks and masking during the 1950s Cold War era. Painting Harlem Modern is an absorbing book that highlights Lawrence's heroic efforts to meet his many challenges while remaining true to his humanist values and artistic vision.

Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass An American Slave

Author: Frederick Douglass
Editor: Library of America
ISBN: 1598533703
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One of the greatest works of American autobiography, in a definitive Library of America text: Published seven years after his escape from slavery, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845) is a powerful account of the cruelty and oppression of the Maryland plantation culture into which Frederick Douglass was born. It brought him to the forefront of the antislavery movement and drew thousands, black and white, to the cause. Written in part as a response to skeptics who refused to believe that so articulate an orator could ever have been a slave, the Narrative reveals the eloquence and fierce intelligence that made Douglass a brilliantly effective spokesman for abolition and equal rights, as he shapes an inspiring vision of self-realization in the face of unimaginable odds.

Five Classic Muslim Slave Narratives

Author: Muhammad A. al-Ahari
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781463593278
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The presentation of Africa, Islam and slavery in the American slave Narratives of Muslim slaves in the Americas is a topic that is often overlooked in discussing the genre of slave narratives and the birth of African American Literature. In fact the first biography was that of a former Maryland slave, Job Ben Solomon, published in 1730 in Britain. By reexamining these often overlooked narratives we can get insight into African Islam, the turmoil of integration into a foreign culture, life in Africa, and life as a slave in the Americas. The primary sources include: the narrative of Job ben Solomon, the two autobiographical pieces of Muhammad Said of Bornu, the Arabic autobiography of 'Umar ibn Said, the Jamaican narrative of Abu Bakr Said, a discussion of coverage on Bilali Muhammad's excerpts from the Risalah of Abi Zaid, Theodore Dwight's articles on the teaching methods of the Serachule teacher slave Lamen Kebe, and a letter describing Salih Bilali.

Neo Slave Narratives

Author: Ashraf H. A. Rushdy
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198029004
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NeoSlave Narratives is a study in the political, social, and cultural content of a given literary form--the novel of slavery cast as a first-person slave narrative. After discerning the social and historical factors surrounding the first appearance of that literary form in the 1960s, NeoSlave Narratives explores the complex relationship between nostalgia and critique, while asking how African American intellectuals at different points between 1976 and 1990 remember and use the site of slavery to represent the crucial cultural debates that arose during the sixties.

The Civitas Anthology Of African American Slave Narratives

Author: William L.. Andrews
Editor: Civitas Books
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Gathers writings by Mary Prince, Nat Turner, Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, Henry Bibb, William and Ellen Craft, and Harriet A. Jacobs

How Slave Narratives Influenced American Literature

Author: Rolando Leodore Jorif
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This study investigates how Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville depict patterns of human resistance to domination in institutions like slavery and in practices like impressment.

Revisiting Slave Narratives I

Author: Judith Misrahi-Barak
Editor: Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée (PULM)
ISBN: 2367811180
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One cannot fail to be impressed by the number of works of fiction relating to slavery and the slave trade, writing back to the original slave narratives of the 18th and 19th centuries. If the African-American authors of the 1960s and 1970s are now well-known, they find an echo in works written more recently in the 1980s and 1990s by American, African, African-American and Caribbean writers. About twenty writers come under the scrutiny of renowned scholars, offering perspectives into what makes it so necessary today for writers, critics and readers alike to revisit, reassess and reappropriate the canonical texts of slavery and post-slavery literature. The specificity of this collection is to focus on neo-slave novels while bringing together African-American and Caribbean authors. On ne peut qu’être impressionné par le nombre d’œuvres littéraires de fiction qui se rapportent à l’esclavage et au commerce des esclaves, répondant ainsi aux premiers récits d’esclaves publiés aux XVIIIe et XIXe siècles. Si les auteurs africains-américains des années soixante et soixante-dix sont maintenant bien connus, toute une nouvelle vague d’écrivains Américains, Africains, Africains-Américains et Caribbéens, poursuivent et renouvèlent, depuis les années quatre-vingt et quatre vingt-dix, cette tradition. Rassemblés autour de l’œuvre d’une vingtaine d’écrivains, des universitaires de renom ouvrent, dans ce recueil, des perspectives nouvelles pour comprendre la nécessité qui poussent écrivains, critiques et lecteurs à relire, réécrire et revisiter cette littérature de l’esclavage encore aujourd’hui.

Term Paper Resource Guide To Colonial American History

Author: Roger M. Carpenter
Editor: Greenwood
ISBN: 0313355452
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With this guide, major help for term papers relating to Colonial American history has arrived in a volume sure to enrich and stimulate students in challenging and enjoyable ways. • Each event entry begins with a brief summary to pique interest • Each entry offers original and thought-provoking term paper ideas in both standard and alternative formats that often incorporate the latest in electronic media, such as the iPod and iMovie • The best in primary and secondary sources for further research are annotated • Vetted, stable website suggestions and multimedia resources, usually videos, are noted for further viewing • Alternative term paper suggestions encourage role-playing to personalize the learning experience